Compound

 

14–17 September 17, ongoing

Rooftop of the main hall, 3rd floor

 

 

Richard Frater

 
<p><em>Sedum hakonense</em><em>; Sempervivum arachnoideum; Sedum spathulifolium; Talinum calycinum; Galium verum; Euphorbia cyparissias; Aster linosyris; Scabiosa caucasica; Rudbeckia fulgida; Verbena bonariensis; Gaura lindheimeri; Sedum spurium; Sedum floriferum; Rhodiola pachyclados; Antennaria dioica; and more …</em></p>

Sedum hakonense; Sempervivum arachnoideum; Sedum spathulifolium; Talinum calycinum; Galium verum; Euphorbia cyparissias; Aster linosyris; Scabiosa caucasica; Rudbeckia fulgida; Verbena bonariensis; Gaura lindheimeri; Sedum spurium; Sedum floriferum; Rhodiola pachyclados; Antennaria dioica; and more …

 

Opening: 13 September 17, 7 pm

 

The visitors enter an empty gallery space; one window at the backside is left open, offering a view onto the rooftop of the exhibition hall. On top of the roof, Berlin based artist Richard Frater has constructed a garden, which is covered with a range of wild flowers, succulents, and endangered local plants. The garden enhances the existing plant diversity and grows over the duration of the exhibition. The garden and the courtyard are spatially closed systems where economics and maintenance issues have already been aesthetically tested. Frater works together with a gardener, wildlife photographer and an experimental composer to include their means of production. In their various ways, these collaborations expand upon the ecology of the visit.

 

Image: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Beekeepers, circa 1568, drawing, dimensions: 20,3 × 30,9 cm, Collection: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett

 

With kind support from the Jan Warburton Charitable Trust